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Summary

  1. Quarter-final result: South Africa 23-19 Wales
  2. Du Preez try, 5 Pollard pens, 1 DG South Africa
  3. Davies try, Biggar con, 3 pens & DG for Wales
  4. Boks will play France or All Blacks in semi-finals
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Live Reporting

By Aimee Lewis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Hwyl fawr

    South Africa 23-19 Wales

    And that is that. Wales, having escaped from the Pool of Death, were unable to banish the Springboks and their World Cup is over. It was a step too far for a broken and bruised squad. 

    Now Warren Gatland must cajole his team for a whip-round for the £19.60 needed to cross the Severn Bridge, assuming they're going back over the bridge on coach. 

    Thanks, as always, for joining us. But don't despair, there's another quarter-final this evening  - France are preparing for a humdinger with New Zealand and live coverage of that has already begun.

    Click here to join my colleague Mike Henson, who will guide you through that Cardiff corker. 

    Dan Biggar
  2. Time to drown the sorrows?

    South Africa 23-19 Wales

    TV presenter Gethin Jones sums up how most Welsh fans are probably feeling.

    Gethin Jones at the bar.
  3. Habana 'unbelievably proud'

    South Africa 23-19 Wales

    Bryan Habana did not score the try he needed to become the most prolific try scorer in World Cup history, but he played his part in a nerve-shredding encounter. 

  4. South Africa have the upper hand

    South Africa 23-19 Wales

    To say South Africa have the upper hand against Wales is perhaps an understatement. Wales have only won two matches against the Boks in the last 100 years. 

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  5. Full points for Biggar and Davies

    South Africa 23-19 Wales

    As we bring this live commentary to a close, here's one final stat for you of the match. 

    Wales’ half-backs - Gareth Davies and Dan Biggar - scored all the points for their side for the third game at this World Cup. 

    The last time Wales’ starting half-backs scored all of Wales’ points in a single Test match before this tournament came at the 2011 World Cup against France. Make of that what you will. 

    Dan Biggar (left), Gareth Davies
  6. Praise from an English great

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    It could become quite grim up north. 

    Southern hemisphere sides have, historically, dominated this tournament and seem likely to do so in this one, too. 

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  9. Wales' ill discipline

    South Africa 23-19 Wales

    Penalties hurt Wales today. They conceded 12 in total (highlighted by the black dots) in key areas of the pitch. 

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    Fly-half Handre Pollard took advantage kicking five of them (shown by the white dots) and, in the end, his two misses did not cost his side.

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    Wales did beat South Africa last November, but they could have beaten Australia last Saturday, they could have beaten South Africa today... 

  13. Major champions impressed

    South Africa's two greatest golfers are happy and impressed with their countrymen's performance in London. 

  14. South Africa 23-19 Wales

    Wales fans would have been optimistic at half-time with their side leading 13-12. But perhaps a deeper look into history would added a jolt of realism to those optimistic souls. 

    The Springboks have trailed at half-time against Wales eight times in Test rugby but gone on to win seven of those games.

    South Africa fans
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    Tom Bennett isn't looking to visit Wales anytime soon, so it seems...

  16. Wales face the media

    South Africa 23-19 Wales

    BBC commentator Cennydd Davies pictures Wales boss Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton as they speak to the media at Twickenham.

    If you didn't know the result, the body language would say it all. 

  17. Another close encounter

    South Africa 23-19 Wales

    Wales' recent history against the southern hemisphere's big cheeses makes for painful reading.

    South Africa have now won 17 of their last 18 against Wales, with seven of their last eight victories coming by fewer than 10 points.

    If only there was a prize for coming so close on so many occasions. 

  18. Lydiate the top tackler

    South Africa 23-19 Wales

    Wales' defence stood firm until the final five minutes against a crushing wave of Springbok attacks in the second half. 

    Their famous back-row triumvirate were to the fore, hunting in a pack, chopping down South African attacks, and no-one was more heroic in defence than flanker Dan Lydiate who made 21 tackles (missing just one) before being replaced late in the second half.

    Sam Warburton and Taulupe Faletau notched 17 tackles each. The only South African to reach double figures was Schalk Burger with 10.

    Dan Lydiate
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  20. Southern Hemisphere teams too strong?

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  23. Williams 'immensely proud'

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    Former Wales international Shane Williams has shown his support to the losing side...

  24. Boks' back-row boss it

    South Africa 23-19 Wales

    South Africa's back-row were immense. They took the game to Wales, working off the front foot and causing all manner of problems.

    We have already looked at Duane Vermeulen's contribution but Schalk Burger should not be overlooked.

    He had 26 carries - the highest of any player on the pitch - and also ran an impressive 55m.

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  26. Comeback kings

    South Africa 23-19 Wales

  27. South Africa 23-19 Wales

    Former outside-half Jonathan Davies has his say on Twitter. Wales have performed gallantly in this tournament, but they weren't quite good enough to beat the Southern Hemisphere big guns. 

  28. Vermeulen was key

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    South Africa's number eight Duane Vermeulen was crucial to victory.

    Not only was he the highest metre-maker in the game - that's normally one of the flyers in the back three - he made 15 carries and produced two off-loads, one of which was the gem that set up Fourie du Preez for the match-winning try.

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  31. South Africa 23-19 Wales

    Wales are out of this Rugby World Cup. But Warren Gatland's men seem to have won rugby hearts with that performance. 

  32. 'Superb performance'

    South Africa 23-19 Wales

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Wales players at full-time
    Quote Message: That was a superb performance from Wales. Twickenham has not seen many games like it. I don't think Wales could have done any more, they didn't have anything left to give."
  33. The best is impressed

    One of the game's greats has his say on a tense encounter. 

  34. South Africa 23-19 Wales

    What if Jonathan Davies was playing? What if Scott Williams was fit? What if Rhys Webb could take to the field? Or if Warren Gatland could pick Liam Williams? 

    We'll never know if Wales could have beaten South Africa with their first-choice team, but the men who were on the field ran the two-time champions close. 

    South Africa have long forgotten about that stunning defeat by Japan, although they'll always be reminded of it. They're into the semi-finals. France or the All Blacks beckon. 

  35. South Africa 23-19 Wales

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Wales's defence was brilliant but under pressure you have to make the right decisions. Alex Cuthbert has been found wanting time after time defensively."
  36. South Africa 23-19 Wales

    A crestfallen Alun Wyn Jones is on his knees, breathing heavily. The lock can only look to the turf. If he looks up perhaps defeat will become a reality. 

    Wales suffer another agonising defeat to a southern hemisphere powerhouse. They will not replicate the feats of 2011 and reach a World Cup semi-final, but their defending in that match was nevertheless extraordinary. 

    The Wales team at full-time
  37. 'Heartbroken'

    South Africa 23-19 Wales

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Statistically South Africa won this hands down but that doesn't paint the whole picture. Wales are heartbroken after the effort they put in. Their defence was immense from start to finish. We mentioned Gareth Davies going off and Dan Biggar going off... Biggar was distraught coming off. He seemed to take a bump. That made a big difference."
  38. South 23-19 Wales

  39. Full-time

    South Africa 23-19 Wales

    The Wales players at full-time

    Wales were leading heading into the last 10 minutes, but games aren't won after 70 minutes, which is a pity if you support Wales. 

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  41. Full-time

    South Africa 23-19 Wales

    South Africa players celebrate

     We're into stoppage time. Wales have the ball, but in their own half...   

    And in a blink of an eye, South Africa snuffle possession and the ball disappears somewhere into the stands. Game over. Wales are out. South Africa march on. 

  42. South Africa 23-19 Wales

    Jamie Roberts

    Wales with the penalty, they take it quickly. Ken Owens... Rhys Priesland... Jamie Roberts... meters are made, but Wales must conjure a miracle try from inside their own half. 

  43. South Africa 23-19 Wales

    Two minutes remaining and the Springboks aren't going to surrender possession with ease. Although, Patrick Lambie goes for the dropper and misses. Wales have the ball but in their own 22. 

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  45. South Africa 23-9 Wales

    The men in red spin it wide. Lloyd Williams is bellowing at Wayne Barnes, telling the referee he can't get the ball - but the referee deems that Jamie Roberts is holding on and South Africa can boot to touch, boot into Wales half, and run down the clock. 

  46. South Africa 23-19 Wales

    Wales must retain possession, and they are doing so. Four points. Four minutes... 

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  48. 'Poor defensive work'

    South Africa 23-19 Wales

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: That's poor defensive work. We've seen brilliant defence from the whole Wales team. Alex Cuthbert has to offer himself to anyone coming round."
  49. 'Genius from Vermeulen'

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales

    Fourie du Preez celebrates
    Quote Message: That was a piece of genius from Vermeulen to set up that try.
  50. Try - Du Preez

    South Africa 23-19 Wales

    Fourie du Preez

    Duane Vermeulen with a peachy flick from the base of the scrum and scrum-half Fourie du Preez dashes down the blind-side and dives over. Alex Cuthbert being drawn in, creating space for the number nine. Handre Pollard misses with the tricky touchline conversion, though. 

  51. South Africa 18-19 Wales

    Dan Biggar

    While Dan Biggar debates with his physio, South Africa prepare to put in at the scrum... "I know it's really noisy, let's just respect each call, OK," says Wayne Barnes as the front rows go nose first to the turf. 

    We go again. 

  52. 'Strange decision'

    South Africa 18-19 Wales

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Gareth Davies
    Quote Message: It's a strange decision taking Gareth Davies off. I know he's tired but he's in the game."
  53. The wood chopper

    South Africa 18-19 Wales

    Lydiate
  54. South Africa 18-19 Wales

    Lloyd Williams is on the pitch, by the way, instead of Gareth Davies, and Dan Biggar departs, too, although he's arguing with the physio. The outside-half doesn't want to come off. 

  55. Post update

    South Africa 18-19 Wales

  56. South Africa 18-19 Wales

    Welsh players react to Wayne Barnes' decision

    We're into the last 10 minutes. This is when anxiety starts to take a hold... who can keep their head, keep calm, when history is beckoning? 

    South Africa still monopolising possession, still sniffing around Wales' 22m, but Wales manage to turnover - but the men in red aren't in numbers and Wayne Barnes tells Paul James that he's holding on. Oh my word. 

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  58. Wales still standing

    South Africa 18-19 Wales

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    Chief sports writer at Twickenham

    Adriaan Strauss

    Remarkable defence from Wales. You keep thinking the dam must break... How are any of the forwards still standing? Exhausting from 60m away.  

  59. South Africa 18-19 Wales

    They say forwards win matches.

    If Wales make it over the line it will be down to their pack, they have made 107 tackles between them.

    And that defensive effort was led by Dan Lydiate with 21 tackles alone.

    Dan Lydiate tackles Adriaan Strauss
  60. South Africa 18-19 Wales

    Alex Cuthbert fleet of foot down the wing, cutting back inside and getting over the gainline... Wales recycle... the forwards battering on... but they're not getting beyond the 22m - and Ken Owens is caught holding on, which allows South Africa to clear into Wales' half. 

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  62. 'Famous victory in sight?'

    South Africa 18-19 Wales

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: The crowd is starting to sense what would be a famous victory. We've seen many tries scored in the last 10 minutes but you wonder if South Africa's confidence has been knocked. They are still going and Wales are tired."
  63. South Africa 18-19 Wales

    Bread of Heaven ringing around the stadium. Warren Gatland watching on, arms crossed. Wales inside enemy territory, with put-in at the scrum. We're entering the final 10 minutes. 

  64. South Africa 18-19 Wales

    Tyler Morgan comes off

    James Hook is introduced and so is Justin Tipuric. Tyler Morgan and Dan Lydiate the men leaving the field. 12 minutes or so remaining. Knee-knocking stuff. Wales have a line-out a smidgen inside South Africa's half. 

  65. South Africa 18-19 Wales

    South Africa sniffing around Wales' 22m, but for how long can Wales hold on. Incredibly, they steal possession,  - Dan Lydiate magnificent - and kick downfield once more. 

    The men in red on the ropes, but they're rolling with the punches, asking the Springboks: "Is that all you've got?"

  66. South Africa 18-19 Wales

    Every time South Africa attack, Wales seem to force a turnover and have nine to the Springboks four.

    The Springboks are dominating possession but Wales' defense is holding firm.

    They have made 132 tackles, over twice as many as the Boks.

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  67. South Africa 18-19 Wales

    Willie le Roux is tackled

    For territory and possession there's only one team in this half, but South Africa lacking the guile to penetrate Wales' defence.

    The Springboks lose possession, Gareth Davies kicks downfield... the ball bounces off Jamie Roberts' shin. JP Pietersen collects... and boots to touch. 

    An error-strewn high-octane encounter which can only be watched through the lattice of the fingers. 

  68. Can Wales hang on?!

    South Africa 18-19 Wales

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  70. 'Everything going Biggar's way'

    South Africa 18-19 Wales

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: You want to bounce back straight away... great work by Wales. Dan Biggar is a match winner, everything is going his way."
  71. Penalty - Biggar

    South Africa 18-19 Wales

    Dan Biggar

    Wales' riposte is immediate and clinical. South Africa's forwards lackadasical. Wales counter-rucking with intent. Wayne Barnes adds spit to whistle.   

    Dan Biggar ruthless, immaculate, peerless. Three points. Wales in the lead once more. 

  72. Penalty - Pollard

    South Africa 18-16 Wales

    Handre Pollard

    Bryan Habana charges down a Gareth Anscombe kick. Wales are penalised at the breakdown. Handre Pollard with another chance to put his side ahead and, after two misses, he curls it the right side of the posts. 

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  74. South Africa 15-16 Wales

    The men in red have forgotten what it feels like to be on the front foot, which is perhaps why they mess up, with Alex Cuthbert kicking possession away. 

    JP Pietersen kicks towards George North... volume increases inside the stadium as the behemoth wing gathers speed but runs into a green wall... 

  75. South Africa 15-16 Wales

    Wales' rush defence firing on all cylinders. Dan Biggar getting man and ball to stop the flow of green shirts crashing towards his team-mates. 

    Duane Vermeulen going high on Jamie Roberts and Wales will be relieved that Dan Biggar can boot them into opposition territory for the first time since the second half kicked off.   

  76. South Africa 15-16 Wales

    As good as South Africa's back row has been in attack, Wales' back rowers are more than matching them in defence.

    Dan Lydiate has made a game-high 17 tackles, captain Sam Warburton has 12 tackles and four turnovers while number eight Taulupe Faletau has 12 tackles to add to his 10 carries. 

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  77. South Africa 15-16 Wales

    Scott Baldwin is taken off

    Scott Baldwin is on the floor, seeing stars and birds circling around his head after coming off worse in a tackle with Eben Etzebeth. 

    The hooker needs to leave on a mobile stretcher and is replaced by Ken Owens. 

  78. Is Biggar the best?

    Former England hooker Brian Moore thinks Dan Biggar is the best number 10 in the world. Do you agree?

  79. South Africa 15-16 Wales

    Willie le Roux

    Wales off the hook. For now. But the Springboks have enjoyed 75% possession in this half and, perhaps inevitably, gaps begin to open in Wales' defence. 

    A shuffle of the hips from Willie Le Roux and the full-back is sashaying towards the line. Brilliant. Bryan Habana waiting on the wing for the pass, but Wales' defence hold firm. Incredible from both sides.

  80. 'Down to the wire'

    South Africa 15-16 Wales

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Sam Warburton
    Quote Message: This game will go down to the wire... no doubt about it. It's a great battle, breathless stuff."
  81. Missed penalty - Pollard

    South Africa 15-16 Wales

    Wayne Barnes explains to Alun Wyn Jones that he collapsed the maul, which is why Handre Pollard has a straightforward attempt at the posts. 

    The outside-half screws his effort wide. Pollard has, perhaps momentarily, lost his nerve.  

  82. South Africa 15-16 Wales

    South Africa's back row are working well as a unit and causing Wales problems.

    Flanker Schalk Burger had had 17 carries and run 48m with the ball while Francois Louw has 35m, six carries and beaten two defenders.

    Then there is number eight Duane Vermeulen with 52m and seven carries.

    They are the stand-outs from a pack that are putting Wales on the back foot.

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  83. 'Up a gear'

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales

    Quote Message: They've gone up a gear, the South Africans.
  84. 'Shot to pieces'

    South Africa 15-16 Wales

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Lood de Jager is tackled
    Quote Message: Oh my goodness me... I'm looking at Wales's players. There's players out there who are shot to pieces. There's players off the bench, they know they are going to be needed. Wales are up against it."
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  86. South Africa 15-16 Wales

    It feels as if these two teams have been thundering into each other for hours rather than just 53 minutes. 

    Luke Charteris with the charge down from a South Africa box kick, but the ball falls kindly for the men in green. South Africa dominating. Relentless, breathless stuff. 

  87. 'Rorke's Drift'

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales

    Wales and South Africa players compete for the ball
    Quote Message: You can't compare war to rugby, but this is Rorke's Drift all over again #bbcrugby
  88. Drop-goal - Pollard

    South Africa 15-16 Wales

    Handre Pollard

    Wales defensive line impenetrable so far... in the background the cries of "Wales! Wales!" increases... Wales holding on... South Africa going through the phases.

    Handre Pollard standing deep, eyeing the posts, and the outside-half ensures his team come away with something from that sustained pressure. 

  89. South Africa 12-16 Wales

    Men in red forming a wall but South Africa keep rumbling forward... Jesse Kriel darts down the blindside before his run is stopped.... JP Pietersen next to make a move... then Schalk Burger... 

    But Sam Warburton sniffs out the danger, comes away with the ball and kicks as deep as he can. but the Springboks come forward again... This is tense stuff. 

  90. South Africa 12-16 Wales

    Pretty even in the possession stats early in this second half, but Wales now leading where it counts on the scoreboard.

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  91. 'Fantastic kick'

    South Africa 12-16 Wales

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Dan Biggar
    Quote Message: Dan Biggar is already proving to be potentially the man of the match. Fantastic kick, what a great strike."
  92. Penalty - Biggar

    South Africa 12-16 Wales

    Schalk Burger standing in Tyler Morgan's path at the breakdown and Wayne Barnes isn't letting the flanker get away with that one. Dan Bigger grabs the ball... Dan Biggar kicks the ball... Dan Biggar earns his team another three points. 

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  94. South Africa 12-13 Wales

    Willie Le Roux knocks on. A corner of Twickenham cheers. Jamie Roberts applauds Wayne Barnes' decision. Wales with a put-in at the scrum just inside South Africa's half... 

    A Wales scrum
  95. Squeaky bum time?

    South Africa 12-13 Wales

    Former Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll reacts to Pollard's missed kick from the tee for South Africa...

  96. Missed penalty - Pollard

    South Africa 12-13 Wales

    Taulupe Faletau, pot of superlatives running dry to describe the number eight,  picks up Schalk Burger's grubber from his shoelaces. Wales in trouble, though, as Gareth Davies is forced to boot to touch from inside his own 22m. 

    South Africa with the clean line-out. Luke Charteris caught coming in from the side and the lock isn't supposed to do that. 

    Handre Pollard's 100% record comes to a halt, however. Wales off the hook. Pressure playing with Pollard's mind? 

    Handre Pollard
  97. Kick-off

    South Africa 12-13 Wales

    Tom Jones' 'It's Not Unusual' rings around the stadium as the players step back out onto the stage. The truth is, though, that it is quite unusual for Wales to be leading South Africa at a World Cup, no matter what Sir Tom says. 

    No changes during the break. Dan Biggar gets us started again. 

  98. 'Man-crush'

    South Africa 12-13 Wales

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales

    Dan Biggar

    The whole of Wales must have a crush on Dan Biggar

    Quote Message: Dan Biggar - people might think I've got a man-crush on him... he's the best outside-half in the world at the moment #bbcrugby
  99. Biggar it up

    South Africa 12-13 Wales

    Ex-England man Matt Dawson's taken a break from BBC Radio Five live commentary duties to tweet his thoughts on the first half...

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  101. 'Wales can win this'

    South Africa 12-13 Wales

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    The South Africa team
    Quote Message: South Africa seem a little bit rattled. It's not quite happening for them. All of a sudden they force it and give a couple of penalties away. Wales have a real chance of winning this if they can keep their composure."
  102. A stat to cheer Wales

    South Africa 12-13 Wales

    There's no point playing the second half then, is there?

  103. Knockout rugby at its best

    South Africa 12-13 Wales

    Richard Williams

    BBC Sport at Twickenham

    And breathe...it's a classic 40 minutes of knockout rugby. And it was a knockout.

    If this is what the quarter-finals are going to be like then this is going to be an unforgettable weekend of rugby.

    There's a real buzz in this ground at half-time. I'm not sure the fans of either side can believe the intensity and endeavour.

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  104. South Africa 12-13 Wales

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: If Wales are in this with 10-15 minutes to go, I have no doubt they can win this."
  105. 'Not a step too far'

    South Africa 12-13 Wales

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales

    Quote Message: We keep on thinking subconsciously this is one step too far, but from minute one we have taken it to South Africa #bbcrugby
  106. Half-time

    South Africa 12-13 Wales

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    And we can breathe. For 10 minutes at least. The good news is, the tension is only going to increase. The bad news is, the tension is only going to increase. 

  107. 'Frenetic' first half

    South Africa 12-13 Wales

    Tom Fordyce

    Chief sports writer at Twickenham

    Garteh Anscombe is tackled

    "Frenetic, exhausting stuff at Twickenham. Errors everywhere, half-chances, near-misses, huge crunching hits."

  108. Drop-goal - Biggar

    South Africa 12-13 Wales

    Dan Biggar

    Last play of the half and it's Wales who have put-in at the scrum on South Africa's 22m. The set-piece is firm. Promising. Jamie Roberts charges ramrod straight... Wales recycle, Dan Biggar standing deep, lining up the dropper and he hits it true! 

    The outside-half punches the air and Wales trot towards their dressing room in the lead.  

  109. 'Tired bodies'

    South Africa 12-10 Wales

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Tackle after tackle... there's a lot of tired bodies out there but Wales have got a 10 minute half-time break to look forward to."
  110. Missed penalty

    South Africa 12-10 Wales

    Prop Tendai Mtawarira  is offside, which will give Dan Biggar the chance to test his range 5m inside South Africa's half. 

    The outside-half goes through his idiosyncratic routine... looks at his target... boot to ball but his effort grazes the uprights... It had the distance, but not the accuracy. 

  111. 'Drama and excitement'

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales

    Quote Message: For drama and excitement you don't have to look much further than this Welsh team.
  112. 'No words'

    South Africa 12-10 Wales

    Is someone not happy with the official in charge of this game?

  113. Cost of ill-discipline

    South Africa 12-10 Wales

    All of South Africa's points have come from the boot of Handre Pollard.

    And Wales are making it too easy for the number 10, gifting him four penalties (show in white on the image below) in their half.

    The black spot shows Dan Biggar's penalty. 

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  114. South Africa 12-10 Wales

    Wales on the front foot... but they then lose possession on the floor. "Stand up, Reds, you've lost possession," says Wayne Barnes. Sam Warburton caught isolated as he was brought down by two beefy South Africans. 

  115. South Africa 12-10 Wales

    The ball spending some time in the air as the full-backs exchange kicks... Sam Warburton driving Lodewyk De Jager back and the Wales captain nicks the ball. A super human effort from the flanker. 

  116. 'Calls going against Wales'

    South Africa 12-10 Wales

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: The calls are not going Wales' way but they are hanging in brilliantly well."
  117. South Africa 12-10 Wales

    Francois Louw

    South Africa are leading on the scoreboard and also now in the possession stats.

    The Welsh penalty count is up to six, compared to three conceded by the Boks.

    Wales are also making more tackles (48 to 29) while the Boks have run 165m in attack compared to Wales' 118m.

    South Africa's back-row of Schalk Burger, Francois Louw and Duane Vermeulen are seeing plenty of the ball with 92m made between them.

    Wales wing George North has run 53m with the ball already this match.

    Possession stat
  118. South Africa 12-10 Wales

    Duane Vermeulen needs to clean things up at the base of a  turning scrum... he somehow pops the ball to Fourie du Preez, who notices George North in No Man's Land... JP Pietersen chases the scrum-half's canny crossfield kick but, thankfully for the men in red, the ball evades the winger and bounces into touch. 

  119. South Africa 12-10 Wales

    A South Africa maul

    South Africa's forwards content to drive from the line-out, but they make inches rather than yards. Fourie du Preez with the grubber... Gareth Anscombe collects, weaves from one defender, his team-mates come to support him... Wales' defence made of titanium. 

  120. 'Pick the right moment'

    South Africa 12-10 Wales

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Wales have just got to pick their moment. They have got to get into South Africa territory and then pick up that pace."
  121. 'North's in the mood'

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales

    George North is tackled
    Quote Message: George North's really in the mood for this. He's been outstanding so far.
  122. South Africa 12-10 Wales

    Duane Vermeulen

    Circus tricks from Duane Vermeulen with the number eight offloading to JP Pietersen from the back of his hand. Alun Wyn Jones, though, ejects the Springbok winger into touch. 

    That could have been dangerous for Warren Gatland's men - an iffy box kick from Wales scrum-half Gareth Davies giving the Springboks a sniff. 

  123. 'Wales the better side'

    South Africa 12-10 Wales

  124. South Africa 12-10 Wales

    George North again looking for work, bursting through the middle of the field but the winger is isolated, which gives South Africa the chance to stem the Welsh tide with a pressure-relieving touchfinder. 

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  126. Davies joins top try scorers

    South Africa 12-10 Wales

    Gareth Davies's17th-minute try means the Wales scrum-half has drawn level with South Africa's Bryan Habana and New Zealand's Julian Savea as the tournament's top try scorer.

    Gareth Davies
  127. South Africa 12-10 Wales

    South Africa gathering momentum... sniping around Wales' 22m line. But Willie Le Roux loses ball in possession, he could do with some velcro on his hands. 

    Gareth Anscombe kicks downfield... George North, ubiquitous in this opening, sprints... but JP Pietersen sweeps up and boots to touch. 

  128. 'Cuthbert needs a break'

    South Africa 12-10 Wales

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Alex Cuthbert
    Quote Message: There was a lot of concern in the week about selection, on the wings in particular. They were hoping Alex Cuthbert would play himself back into form but he looks as though he needs a couple of months away from the game."
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  130. South Africa 12-10 Wales

    Alex Cuthbert sees JP Pietersen charging towards him and the out-of-form Wales wing fumbles the ball, presenting the Springboks with a put-in in Wales' half. 

  131. South Africa 12-10 Wales

    Wales' forward rumble on, a menacing maul making inroads... they're awarded a penalty but Dan Biggar opts for touch and the Welshmen fail to gather the long throw in the line-out - and South Africa march on. There's adventure and there's folly. 

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  133. Penalty - Pollard

    South Africa 12-10 Wales

    Handre Pollard

    Oh, Wales. The men in red having problems at the restarts. Luke Charteris gifting Handre Pollard another aim at the posts and the Springbok outside-half continues his unblemished record. 

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  135. 'Biggar's breakfast?'

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain

    Dan Biggar
    Quote Message: I don't know what Dan Biggar's eating for breakfast - the guy is just sensational. What a brilliant response from Wales #bbcrugby
  136. Post update

    South Africa 9-10 Wales

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: That all came from Dan Biggar, the form No 10 of the tournament. It was a great kick, a great take and just the awareness to keep going."
  137. Converted try - Davies; Biggar con

    South Africa 9-10 Wales

    Gareth Davies

    Magnificent by Dan Biggar. The outside-half kicks the ball to the moon and back, chases and brilliantly gathers. Scrum-half Gareth Davies, Wales' prime poacher, is on his shoulder and runs free under the posts. And it's a simple conversion for Biggar, one he could kick in his slippers. 

  138. Penalty - Pollard

    South Africa 9-3 Wales

    Handre Pollard is South Africa's sharp-shooting marksman. The Outside-half sticking the knife into Wales' indisciplined players. 

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    Don't tell the bride....

  140. Penalty - Biggar

    South Africa 6-3 Wales

    Luke Charteris

    Undeterred, Wales march forward. They're showing adventure, working it wide, recycling, Luke Charteris offloads to a Springbok, which wasn't the plan, but Wayne Barnes calls up an earlier South African transgression at the breakdown and Dan Biggar halves the deficit. 

    Dan Biggar kicks a penalty
  141. South Africa 6-0 Wales

    Wales started well, taking the game to South Africa. They have dominated possession and made the most metres with the ball, 72m to the Springboks' 20m.

    But crucially the Welsh did not bring back any points from their forays into the Boks' half.

    Instead they have conceded two penalties which have been punished by the boot of Handre Pollard.

    possession stats
  142. Penalty - Pollard

    South Africa 6-0 Wales

    First scrum of the match. South Africa with the put-in. Wales' scrum, though, which has been retreating for most of the tournament, is tree trunk still on this occasion. 

    Another short, sharp shrill from Wayne Barnes' whistle. Alun Wyn Jones not moving away from the tackle and Wales' indiscipline proving costly. Handre Pollard punishes them. 

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  144. Penalty - Pollard

    South Africa 3-0 Wales

    Handre Pollard kicks a penalty

    It's a tricky one for the South Africa outside-half, wide right, but between the uprights Handre Pollard's effort sails. 

  145. South Africa 0-0 Wales

    Damian De Allende is tackled

    It's South Africa's turn to string together phases.  Space opens up for Damian de Allende but he's gang tackled by Jamie Roberts and Alun Wyn Jones... the ball comes back, though, and George North is caught holding on to the player. A chance for Handre Pollard to aim at the sticks. 

  146. South Africa 0-0 Wales

    Taulupe Faletau

    South Africa having to withstand wave after wave of red-shirted attack. Wales dominating possession and territory. A superb start. 

    Taulupe Faletau attempting to make hard yards around the 22m, but he's caught isolated and Wayne Barnes' whistle toots in South Africa's favour. 

  147. 'Missed opportunity'

    South Africa 0-0 Wales

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: That's an opportunity missed. Wales should have scored. There was so much space on the left hand side."
  148. South Africa 0-0 Wales

    George North

    Forget about that passage of play because George North is snorting down the left wing, he evades one defender and Wales recycle... 

    Wales spin it to the other side, but it's Gethin Jenkins who's left to pull the strings out wide and that's no place for a prop. His pass loops over Tyler Morgan when the centre had the tryline at his mercy. 

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  150. South Africa 0-0 Wales

    South Africa the first to mess things up at the breakdown, which gives Dan Biggar the chance to eat up acres for Wales with a mighty touchfinder. Sam Warburton safe in the line-out... outside-half Biggar with a cute chip over South Africa's defence...

  151. Kick-off

    Wales fans

    "Five-four-three-two-one..." the crowd count down. Wayne Barnes toots his whistle. Handre Pollard kicks deep and we're under way. 

  152. Time for a sing-song

    South Africa v Wales (16:00 BST)

    The South Africa team lines up

    First song to blare out of the jukebox? South Africa's jaunty anthem and there seems to be a few at Twickenham who have heard this little number before. 

    Next on the shuffle play list is a well-known tune to rugby fans  - Land of my Fathers. It isn't isn't sung as vociferously as the first anthem but that doesn't mean it doesn't tug at the heart strings. I'm sure there was a tear from Jamie Roberts there.

    Jamie Roberts
  153. Big lifting by Etzebeth

    South Africa v Wales (16:00 BST)

  154. Will Boks exploit Wales centre Morgan?

    South Africa v Wales (16:00 BST)

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

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    Quote Message: Tyler Morgan has had a couple of starts and I'm hoping he can hit the ground running, and settles down quickly. If I was a coach of the opposition I'd look at his lack of experience and try and exploit that."
  155. Putting the boot in

    South Africa v Wales (16:00 BST)

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

    Lots of different coloured footwear on show as both teams warm up at Twickenham... Dan Biggar opting for the bumble bee look. 

    Quote Message: I remember in 2000 I wore a pair of silver boots...the reaction was I should never play the game again and banned from the sport. Now I see a different colour on each foot."
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  156. Under 10 minutes until kick-off

    South Africa v Wales (16:00)

    Richard Williams

    BBC Sport at Twickenham

    Eben Etzebeth

    "South Africa split into backs and forwards as the pre-match drills continue and Twickenham gradually fills up.

    "Wales are all together and appear to have their entire squad warming up at the opposite end of the famous pitch. The atmosphere is beginning to build."

  157. Brian Moore has his say

    South Africa v Wales (16:00 BST)

    A little harsh, Mr Moore... 

  158. It's going to be gruesome - Roberts

    South Africa v Wales (16:00 BST)

    Blood, gore, battered bones and grizzled features. Halloween is coming early to Twickenham,

    Jamie Roberts, his country's most capped centre, has been talking about his previous experiences of playing the Springboks, recalling the brutality of the Lions series against South Africa in 2009. (Look away now if you're of a delicate disposition.)

    "I’ll never forget the second Lions Test at Loftus Versfeld in 2009 when there were five of us in the hospital afterwards," he says. 

    “That’s what lies in store for us this weekend. It’s pretty gruesome but that’s the nature of the game now. You’ve got to be prepared to put your body on the line and take it to places you haven’t been before."

    Jamie Roberts
  159. Don't tackle like Johnson

    Rob Brydon - other Welsh comedians are available - has made reference to mayor of London Boris Johnson so we might as well mention it. 

    Boris was a little too enthusiastic while playing rugby against schoolchildren in Japan this week, flattening a 10-year-old boy in a no contact game in Tokyo. (Note the no contact bit, Boris...)

    You can watch Johnson in full flow by clicking here.

    Boris Johnson
  160. How tall is tall?

    South Africa v Wales (16:00 BST)

    Ah. Mr Brydon himself is making reference to his height. He's actually a towering 6ft 1in, he says, which means the Springboks are in trouble against Wales' Brobdingnagians. 

  161. Another celebrity shirt supplier...

    South Africa v Wales (16:00 BST)

    The Welsh rugby team have had Sir Tom Jones and Prince William presenting them their matchday kit during this tournament. For today's match they had comedian Rob Brydon dish out the red jerseys. 

    Perhaps the Gavin and Stacey should stand on stilts next time he takes a picture with the Welsh squad, though... Not that there's anything wrong with being diminutive, of course. 

  162. Golden boots for the golden boy

    Australia v Scotland (Sunday, 16:00 BST)

    Alun Wyn Jones isn't the only player who will be raising a metaphorical bat to the crowd from the crease this weekend. 

    The brilliant Matt Giteau will make his 100th appearance for the Wallabies against Scotland on Sunday and has been presented with boots as dazzling as his handling. 

    "Very humbled by all your msgs of support," he has posted on Instagram. 

    Matt Giteau
  163. Ton up for Jones

    South Africa v Wales (16:00 BST)

    It's time for us to raise a glass to Alun Wyn Jones, who will make his 94th appearance for Wales today and, if we include his six Lions appearances (which we are) he wins his 100th international cap. 

    Bonymaen's favourite son has a short fuse, a gigantic appetite to win, and is already one of Wales' greats - but the man himself is not one to talk about milestones. 

    "It’s 94 plus six for me and not 100 plus six which would mean more," says the 30-year-old Ospreys forward.

    So it's left to Warren Gatland to sum up the lock's impact best: "He’s had an unbelievable World Cup campaign so far. He’s been immense for us."

    Alun Wyn Jones
  164. Have Wales got enough?

    South Africa v Wales (16:00 BST)

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

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    Quote Message: Wales will compete up front but I am still a little bit concerned about their scrummaging power. I'm not quite sure we have the depth, the experience. Tyler Morgan will be a very good player. He is a young man with a bright future but he has played very little rugby at this level. This is an occasion he could hardly have dreamt about."
  165. The World Cup's injured XV

    South Africa v Wales (16:00 BST)

    The bigger the player, the bigger the hits. And in a world where the players are bigger than ever it is perhaps inevitable that the injury list has grown too. Or has it? 

    Wales aren't the only team having to carry on regardless. The casualty count at this World Cup is 23, with Ireland captain Paul O'Connell the latest to bow out prematurely. 

    But the number of injuries at the 2015 World Cup are "not out of step with the norm" according to World Rugby. 

    RWC 2015 injured XV
  166. A team ravaged by injuries

    South Africa v Wales (16:00 BST)

    Yes, Wales' list of absentees at this World Cup is ever growing and reads like a who's who of the country's most savvy attackers, except for prop Rhodri Jones (sorry, Rhodri). 

    Such is the pickle Warren Gatland finds himself in, the Kiwi this week recalled Eli Walker to the squad, even though the Ospreys winger is not fit enough to face the Springboks. 

    Wales are short of game-breakers and the question is: have they already used up all their reserves of willpower and know-how to get them to this stage? 

    Wales' injury list
  167. Wales team news

    South Africa v Wales (16:00 BST)

    Let's turn our attention to the Welsh team. Warren Gatland has opted for 20-year-old Tyler Morgan to fill the unlucky number 13 shirt, instead of the experienced Lion James Hook. 

    Four players have played at outside centre for Wales in four matches. Cory Allen started against Uruguay, but suffered a tournament-ending hamstring problem. Then it was Scott Williams' turn to suffer a serious injury. 

    Tyler Morgan came in against Fiji but wasn't in contention to face Australia as he had a minor hamstring problem so George North filled in. 

    Morgan is one of three changes to the Wales team which lost to Australia, with Dan Lydiate and Gethin Jenkins the others. 

    Wales team
  168. Missing friends

    South Africa v Wales (16:00 BST)

    Richard Williams

    BBC Sport at Twickenham

    "Victor Matfield, the talismanic Springbok second row who was player of the tournament at the 2007 World Cup, is out of this match.

    "He's on the pitch being interviewed for television before kick-off, wearing the distinctive green blazer with gold piping that is a uniform for the management and non-playing squad members.

    "Will he be missed? Not according to Kobus Wiese, who believes today's pairing of Eben Etzebeth and Lood de Jager - 23 and 22 years old respectively - will be the Boks' powerhouse for the next 10 years."

    South Africa's Eben Etzebeth and Lood de Jager